Helping Children Overcome A Fear Of Water

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You’ve read the articles, and you understand that helping children overcome a fear of water is important to your child's growth. You know that drowning is a leading cause of death among children. You also know that swimming lessons teach children…

Four Good Reasons To Enroll Your Infant In Swim Lessons

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When you think of swim lessons, you may not picture infants, but enrolling your infant in swim lessons is an excellent idea. Swim lessons provide many of the same benefits to infants that they do to older children. Your baby will learn to…

Giving Experiences Over Typical Toys - The Benefits Last A Lifetime

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As we are amidst the holiday season, your children are probably begging for this year’s most popular toys. Yet how often do you find toys forgotten in a corner a month or two after the holidays are over? This year, consider giving experiences…
What To Do If Your Child Is Afraid Of The Water

What To Do If Your Child Is Afraid Of The Water

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The most popular question we get from new parents is what to do if their child is afraid of the water. Believe it or not, we see swimmers daily that are afraid of the water. Whether that means afraid to put their head in the water or afraid…
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The Best Advice For New Bear Paddle Families

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We asked some of our expert Bear Paddle parents on advice they have to offer to both new Bear Paddle families, as well as to those considering swim lessons for their child. Ursula, Lake In The Hills, IL: “Get your kids in the water as soon…
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Common Misconceptions About Treading Water

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Most of us were taught to tread water as children. It was considered an essential safety skill, and it is still used by lifeguards, water polo players, and the US Navy, to name a few. However, there are some common misconceptions when it comes…

Be A Water Watchdog!

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Many of us have fond childhood memories of pool parties and swimming at the beach. Naturally, we want our children to enjoy swimming, too. However, drowning is the leading cause of preventable death in children ages 1-4 and remains a leading…
Learning To Swim Is A Journey

Learning To Swim Is A Journey

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Children Learing To Swim We often think of learning to swim as a one-time achievement: either you can swim, or you can’t. In truth, learning to swim is more of a journey. Different skills are appropriate to different age groups. While…
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"Flip To Breathe" Teaching Children How To Swim The Bear Paddle Way

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Bear Paddle’s mission is to build safer swimmers by teaching children how to swim. Learning water safety skills at a young age is crucial as children are exposed to water every day, no matter where they live. Level 3 – Flip to Breathe prepares…
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5 Benefits Of Infant Swim Lessons

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5 Benefits of Starting Infant Swim Lessons At 6 Months Most of us recognize that infant swim lessons and learning to swim is a great safety skill, but many parents are unaware that children can begin learning to swim at a very young age.…
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The Benefits of Kids Swimming Consistently

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The Benefits of Kids Swimming Consistently Kids swimming can be a highly physical activity that uses all the muscles in the body at once. It can be exhausting to swim 30 minutes at a time, and yet swimmers can, with practice, swim long distances…
DROWNING PREVENTION

DROWNING PREVENTION WEEK

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Drowning Prevention Week is June 14 - June 24. Drowning is the number one cause of accidental death for infants and young children between the ages of 1 - 4 U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bear Paddle’s mission is to save…